The Preliminary Finals of the Manly Warringah Junior Baseball Competition were scheduled over 3 days this past week.
Unfortunately the resumption of the Intermediate League final between the Red Six and the Royals could not be played on Wednesday afternoon due to rain. Congratulations to the Red Sox on progressing to the Grand Final based on being Minor Premiers for the season. Commiserations to the Royals, but well done on a great season of baseball.
The Senior League preliminary final was played on Friday evening under lights. Having been threatened with cancellation due to the significant rain on Friday, the field was in outstanding condition, thanks in no small part to the hard work of Simon Lowde. Both teams were appreciative of his hard work.
It was a great game played, congratulations to the Pittwater Sea Cows on progressing to the Grand Final. Commiserations to the Tassie Tigers, but well done on a great season of baseball.
The Under 9 teeball, Zooka, Little League Minor & Major and Junior League were played Saturday at John Fisher Park.
Well done to Dave Gledhill, President of the Manly Seasiders Baseball Club, and your great team of volunteers for the preparation of the grounds, given the substantial rain in the preceding days, and an excellent day of baseball with great atmosphere and food.
Well done to all of the Coaches, Team Officials and parents on the outstanding teams that played on Saturday.
Commiserations to the teams that were eliminated, Manly Baseball looks forward to seeing you all return next season, a year older and keener than ever to play baseball.
Thank you to the Manly Warringah Baseball Umpires, including the junior umpires who officiated the games. Well done.
The Grand Final series games are as follows:
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at John Fisher Park, 5:15PM game time
Intermediate League: Red Sox v Astros
Friday, 13 March 2020 at Aquatic Reserve, 6:00PM game time
Senior League: North Shore v Pittwater Sea Cows
Saturday, 14 March at John Fisher Park
The Opening Ceremony, National Anthem and First Pitch at 8:50AM
All Teams will be present for the ceremony, Mr Shane Flew will be singing the Australian National Anthem and Ms Zali Steggall, OAM, MP, Federal Member for Warringah will be throwing out the first pitch.
Under 9 Teeball: Forest Braves v Manly Seasiders Pumas
Little League Zooka: Pittwater Viperfish v Pittwater Barracudas
Little League Minor: Warringah Dingoes v Warringah Penguins
Little League Major: Forest Rockies v Manly Seasiders Falcons
Junior League: Manly Seasiders Tigers v Manly Seasiders Panthers
I invite all Manly Junior Baseball players and their families and friends to come along and enjoy the atmosphere of Finals baseball.
Manly Warringah Junior Baseball Committee.